A boy goes to his School Career Advisor to talk about what he should do after school.

The Advisor says to him, do you have any particular interests or talents? The boy says, I really love stamps, studying them, collecting them, everything about them. The Career Advisor shakes his head and says, I'm sorry to tell you this, but philately will get you nowhere.

I used to collect stamps but gave it up, but then I realized it wasn't worth the time

Philately will get you nowhere

A shy lad was at a party and got talking to a pretty girl. After a while he builds up the courage to tells her that she is gorgeous and asks if she would like to go back to his place to look at his stamp collection...

... “Philately will get you nowhere!” the girl replies.

At first I was angry...

...when all my friends began collecting stamps after I started.

But then I remembered: imitation is the sincerest form of philately.

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